Lorna's lucky crash escape

A PENSIONER had a rude interruption to her breakfast when a car crashed into her greenhouse. Lorna Dayment, aged 63, pictured above, was sitting in her dining room on Sunday morning (April 29) when a five-door saloon car crashed through a wall and landed

A PENSIONER had a rude interruption to her breakfast when a car crashed into her greenhouse. Lorna Dayment, aged 63, pictured above, was sitting in her dining room on Sunday morning (April 29) when a five-door saloon car crashed through a wall and landed in her greenhouse. Lorna said: "I heard two smashes, which I presume was the car hitting the wall, and then it crashing through the greenhouse. There weren't really many plants in there so I haven't lost anything. I am just glad I wasn't in there at the time."There is a tank of oil just inches from where the car landed. If it had hit that, I dread to think what might have happened. "It has seriously put me off building another greenhouse there, perhaps if I get a new one I will have it built at the other end of the garden."Lorna, who has lived at her home in Spring Hill, Milton for over 30 years, says she is relieved no-one was injured in the accident. She said: "There was a woman driving and she had a male passenger sat next to her. When they got out of the car they were both okay and he put his arm round her shoulder and asked if she was ok."The police have given me their details so we can sort out insurance claims. They were very co-operable, just a little shaken up." But a campaigning resident says the area is a notorious black spot for car accidents. Nigel Whittock, of Spring Valley, who took photographs of the crash, said: "We get a lot of parked cars around that area so people cannot see when they pull out of the junctions. "Spring Valley and Spring Hill have become a bit of a rat run. It is probably only a matter of time before someone is killed."Nigel and 55 other residents signed a petition last winter, which was handed to North Somerset Council, to have traffic calming measures put in place, but they were told there was no money to finance it. Nigel added: "We have been campaigning for years to get something done. Thankfully no one was injured in this incident, but who knows what will happen next time?


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